23rd Annual Photo Contest

The deadline to submit photos to the 23rd Annual Photo Contest is quickly approaching. The contest has categories for blasters and drillers at work; construction blasting; quarrying and mining; demolition blasting; and specialty blasting. All submissions will be judged on composition, content and quality.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Dec. 31. Get yours in before the deadline for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to the ISEE Bookstore.

The winner will be announced during our 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. So what are you waiting for?  Download an entry form today.

Blasters R Us Video Round Up

We’re now also accepting submissions for the Blasters R Us Video Round Up. A highlight of the conference, this is your chance to witness what other blasters are doing across the country and  see your blasting video on the big screen—popcorn included. Don’t miss out. Download a submission form, and upload your 5 to 7 minute video today. 

Make an instant impact in the blasting industry by donating items for the Society of Explosives Engineers Education Foundation annual auction. The money raised from this event will provide scholarships to industry college students. The auction will take place during at the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique. To donate, download an auction donation form and email a completed copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 440.349.4400. Items will be accepted through Dec. 18, 2015.

Launched in 1975, the Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique is the world’s largest forum for commercial explosives and blasting technology, presenting the latest developments and bringing together researchers, educators, field blasters and manufacturers. The conference will be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Early bird registration has ended for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, but it's not too late to register. As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers gather from all over the world to gain new insights and to form new business alliances. Participation will be strong as the largest conference of its kind in the explosives industry comes together in Las Vegas. Register today.

Book your Hotel Reservations

Click here to reserve your Paris Las Vegas Hotel sleeping room online, or call reservations at 1-877-603-4389. Please be sure to mention ISEE to receive the conference discount rate of $159 single/double. Guests booking rooms will also be able to take advantage of a special 50% off room Internet pricing. Do not delay in making your reservations because the hotel is expected to sell out early. Your help is needed in keeping meeting costs down by reserving your sleeping rooms at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

 Transportation

Conference attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between August 15, 2015, and January 14, 2016, to take advantage of the discounted rates. Click here to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now.

SuperShuttle Las Vegas provides shared ride shuttle service from the McCarran International Airport to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel for the rate of $9.90 one way and $19.80 roundtrip. To pre purchase your tickets, click here. The group code is Q3ABP.

Registration is now open for the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique to be held Jan. 31 - Feb. 3, 2016, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

As many as 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and suppliers gather from all over the world to gain new insights and to form new business alliances. Participation will be strong as the largest conference of its kind in the explosives industry comes together in Las Vegas. 

The 2016 program includes a dynamic education program featuring technical sessions, poster session and workshops combined with more than 130 exhibits on the latest technology. In addition to the full conference, the Blasters Weekend Package, commencing on Saturday, Jan. 30, will include the popular Blasters Training Seminar, the Blasters R Us Video Roundup, a regulatory panel discussion and more.

Educational programs, materials and merchandise will be sold at the ISEE Bookstore, featuring the newly released printing of the 18th Edition Blasters’ Handbook, Explosives Database DVD, the Level One ISEE Certificate Program and much more. Many of the Bookstore merchandise will be on-hand in addition to the 42nd Annual Conference Proceedings, featuring all the technical papers from leading industry experts. Register today.

Calling all students looking to make a mark in the explosives industry: The ISEE Conference Program Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Student Papers to be presented at the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique, the largest gathering of its kind involving field blasters, manufacturers of explosives related products, educators and researchers, to be held Jan. 31 - Feb. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to network with senior researchers and professionals from academia and the industry. Ideas should be submitted in a 200-400 word abstract highlighting the major points of the proposed 8-10 page paper and be approved by the student's faculty advisor. Papers addressing all explosives and blasting-related topics will be considered. Accepted papers will be assigned to either a technical session or Blasters Forum Poster Session. Papers received by the deadline, with paid conference registration, will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Please contact the conference director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the online student submission instructions. Abstract submissions must be in by Oct. 1, 2015. The deadline for your paper submission is Nov. 2, 2015. For questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.